Cammenga WC-10 Wrist Watch Compass Review


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Thoughts

The WC-10 is a US-made button style wristwatch compass that can be worn on the included velcro wrist strap or it can be removed and worn on a watch strap or something similar. The velcro strap is

It can fit on straps up to 22mm wide, but keep in mind, on straps less than 22mm you may get some side to side play. I have used the included strap to attach it to Molle webbing and other similar mediums.

It is pretty accurate and I’ve never had issues with sticking or any other issues common with cheap button compasses.

In my opinion, the price is on the high side when compared to most alternatives. However, those cheaper models are not built as well as the WC-10.

The casing of the WC-10 is machined from brass and offers a bit of durability not offered with some of the plastic manufactured pieces. You will notice this in the weight of the casing. It has a feeling of durability which adds peace of mind.

The WC-10 is a non-liquid filled model and utilizes a free-floating dial. This makes it usable in a variety of climates. Cammenga advertises the WC-10 as functioning in temperatures from -50 degrees F to 150 degrees F.

Let’s take a look at some of the specs.

Specs

  • Material: Brass
  • Height: .44″
  • Diameter: 1.0″
  • Water Resistant: Up to 100 meters
  • Max Strap Width: 22mm
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • MSRP: $55.00
  • Street Price: $49.95

Uses

  • Recreation
  • Backpacking
  • Hiking
  • Primary compass backup
  • Emergency navigation
  • Survival Situation

Check out the video below for a more detailed view of the WC-10:

Conclusion

For me, it is a great companion or complement to your primary navigation tools. I would never use a button compass as my primary form of navigation; however, the Cammenga WC-10 is an excellent backup. It is also great for recreational use or to wear on a watch for those just in case scenarios.

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